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with a roundhouse down in the snow. >> we have a screening in indianapolis. i had a great time there. tavis: how much of the success has to do with the fact that it does play well in the heartland. >> "bucket list"was a big success in the heartland. as you get older you start feeling the preciousness of life. you start cherishing it more. i want to make stories that are uplifting, so "bucket list" is uplifting because they are embracing life. i'd just like to celebrate that life experience. tavis: as we get older we focus more on our bucket list. how are you doing on it? >> when i made the movie they went to africa and the sarin getting which i always wanted to do. i got to go this summer. uganda and hiked into the mountains to see the guerrillas. tavis: anthony edwards has done great work in africa. >> he is the sweetest guy. he plays a guy who is angry which is unlike anthony. he was great to work with. tavis: good to have you on the program. that is our show for tonight. until next time, keep the faith. >> for more intermission on today's show, this is pbs.org. tavis: join me next time for a
to military veterans today in indianapolis, vice president joe biden called the drawdown a milestone to be celebrated. >> drawing down our troops in iraq does not mean that we are disengaging from iraq. in fact, quite the opposite is true. we are in the process of falling on president bush's proposal for a long-term relationship. >> america's top general in iraq says that it would take a complete failure of iraqi forces to have the u.s. resume combat. >>> a hostage situation has left nine people dead. the shooter is a former policeman and was armed with an end-16 rifle. 15 people were held hostage during the 10-hour-long standoff. he killed eight people before he was shot dead. >>> thousands of people -- thousands of dead fish are found at the mouth of the mississippi river. officials are trying to figure out if the oil spill is responsible. in houston, there are hearings have begun on the oil spill. >>> it is back-to-school day for thousands of students in the metro area. for most of dc's 44,000 students, school began without a hitch. >> you cannot fix for 40 years of neglect in thr
at indianapolis. what led to his tragic crash and how did this happen? in minutes. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. martha: this is a tragic story. a 13-year-old motorcycle racer died at indianapolis motor speedway, over the weekend. during a trial run, this young boy, peter lenz, fell off his bike and there are reports out there that he was waving, that he was down, and then was hit by one of the other motorcycle riders, a 12-year-old motorcycle rider in the race and, the young boy who was killed in all of this, he was from washington state, he was a rising star, in the world of motorcycle racing. >> the second rider, he hit him from behind, his bike flew up about 5 feet in the air, and they landed about 25, 30 feet, beyond him. martha: what an awful story this is, this is video taken from the web site and shows what it looked like, from the seat of his bike, the teenager took home several first place and top three fi
will go live for the latest details on that. >>> tragedy in indianapolis. a promising 13-year-old motorcycle racer loses his life. >> i am here at the ohio state university. we will talk about how ohio is hom to many key congressional districts. will it help the gop take back the house?  no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right. stay twice... earn a free night! two separate stays at comfort inn or any of these choice hotels can earn you a free night -- only when you book at choicehotels.com. ♪ [ male announcer ] we touch a lot of things throughout the day. so it's nice that clorox disinfecting products help kill the germs that can live on s
at indianapolis speedway. we'll have an exclusive interview with two fans who witnessed the tragic crash. >>> and hollywood's big night. ♪ no place left to hide >> the membemmys honor some new faces, along with new ones. we're backstage "early" this faces, along with new ones. we're backstage "early" this monday morning, august 30, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> it is a gorgeous late august morning here in northeast. everyone in new york has left. they're trying to have one last couple of minute -- >> last day of summer. >> that's right. >> i'm harry smith. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. >> we'll get you the latest from chile. new video again from those guys down there and how they're doing. and how they're getting by down there as they wait to be rescued. the rescue tunnel/shaft, they're supposed to start digging it today. all the latest in a bit. >> an inspiring there and an inspiring story here. a subway motor man is being called a hero. a woman fell on the subway tracks this weekend. as his train was pulling n he slams on the brakes, stops just in the knick of time. we'll talk to him i
president goes to indianapolis to speak to the veterans of foreign wars convention. he plans to talk about iraq, the imminent withdraw of combat troops, of course. saw those dramatic pictures last week crossing the border. now we have the vice president set to speak today in indianapolis. of course, he made some controversial comments earlier this summer, walking right up to taking credit for success in the iraq war as the administration sees it. notwithstanding withdrawing them on time but success as a whole and drew scoffing from former vice president biden. meanwhile, the white house announced yesterday the white house making that address on iraq, walking a fine line between mission accomplished, he doesn't want to do that, and drawing attention to the fact that he is meeting the august 31st deadline for withdrawing come bas forces and there are still 50,000 u.s. forces remaining in iraq, at least until the end of next year, chuck. >> all right. mike viqueira in a very windy and perhaps rainy martha's vineyard and guessing no golf in the president today. thanks very much. >> reporter: d
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in texas. >>> if you're watching us on wthr 13 in indianapolis, indiana. old and new. edgy, not so edgy. indyfringe theater festival at the mass avenue cultural district. that's the event of the day. >> when is the l.a. time you went to the theater, bill karins. >> too long. >> too long? >> a long time ago. the last thing you saw? >> a play. i don't remember. >> you can't remember. >>> a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. watch out, los angeles. by this time tomorrow, lindsey lohan may be a free woman. the judge will issue an order today, an order that could shorten her 90-day stay in rehab. the announcement after her lawyer made a surprise appearance for a meeting yesterday inside the judge's chambers. lohan will reportedly earn $1 million from "ok" magazine for her first post-jail interview. >>> super model baby is on the way. she tells spanish "vogue" she's four months pregnant. >>> $10 million and a sixth place finish. that's all it took for the producers of "piranha 3-d" to decide they're making a sequel. >>> and finally, 22-year-old mexican jimena navarette was cro
, about 87 we'll call it. indianapolis a little hotter, sunny and 92. in milwaukee, 82, cloudy and partly cloudy skies. >> we'll chat about the friday forecast coming up lynn. >> thank you. the egg recall gets bigger b.j.'s outlook gets smaller and another change on facebook. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, yes, julia robberet changed to hinduism. >>> the slugger that took the game to new heights. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. president obama says he has, quote, no regrets about comments he made last week supporting muslims' right to build a mosque two blocks from ground zero. it comes as a new pew research poll shows one in five americans incorrectly believe the president is a muslim. just one-third of americans correctly say he is a christian, and 4 #% do not know what religion the president practices. >>> meanwhile president obama is throwing his support behind the bill to help september 11th responders that has been stalled in
at the vfw convention in indianapolis and the president is still on vacation, this week in martha's vineyard and when he gets back to washington, we understand, one of the first orders of business will be to address the nation, on the topic of iraq and these are pictures of him vacationing there, much more coming up on this issue of iraq, and what vice president joe biden will have to say coming up on "america's newsroom." gregg: the government warning that even more eggs may be recalled, the fda does not know exactly how the eggs or chickens were contaminated, adding that we could see more eggs pulled from the she was over the next several weeks. so far, there were 1300 reported salmonella poisonings linked to eggs, from two iowa farms and both farms share the very same suppliers of chickens, and feed, and they also have ties to an iowa business, with a history of violating state and federal laws. martha: back to one of the biggest stories of the summer, there is a new and dangerous voice in the mosque debated. according to reports, opposition over plans to build an islamic center near grou
to give a speech about the drawdown in iraq. joe biden was in indianapolis this week speaking to the vfw, veterans of foreign wars. what is your viewpoint on how the administration is taking credit for this and maybe how they are to do that since those two things may not be the same? >> one thing i try to do as a journalist is not to be a talking head and give advice. i'm curious to see how it goes down and plays out in the months ahead, especially with such important elections coming up. but to me, it is an appropriate time to pause in this and think of not what it is like to be a politician in this moment, but what it is like to be a soldier in this moment. how would feels to be a soldier and for this thing to have reached the moment it has reached. when obama was speaking -- i guess it was a week or two ago down in atlanta to disabled american veterans and he was talking about the end of combat operations by the end of the month, and is the speech because i was out at fort riley, kan. attending a welcome home ceremony. the latest group of the guys to come out of iraq back into kan. th
cooler. somewhere around 90 degrees. a nice day around washington, d.c. 87. indianapolis getting a little hotter. high of 92. denver was a hot day yesterday, 89. we'll talk about the friday forecast coming up, lynn. and sooner or later the tropics will heat up. i'm just waiting. >> waiting? all right. thank you. you keep an eye on that. all right, bill. thanks. >>> well, the egg recall gets bigger, bmt j.'s outlook gets small isser and another change on facebook. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, yes, julia roberts announced she's converted to hinduism but don't expect her to discuss it any more. >>> a basketball shot that takes the game to new heights. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. president obama says he has, quote, no regrets about comments he made last week supporting muslims' right to build a mosque two blocks from ground zero. it comes as a new but research poll shows one in five americans incorrectly believe the prot is a musl
kids said it was spectacular. there you go. i'm still getting over the indianapolis thing. my husband worked there. i should know there. "nbc nightly news" is next and then more local news on the bay area at 6:00. >>> political fallout -- controversy over a planned mosque near ground zero follows the president as he visits the gulf. >>> out of control -- an off-road race goes horribly wrong. shining a harsh light on a dangerous past time. >>> a credit, as kids head back to school, parents get some help with the bills in these tough economic times. >>> deadly summer for kids on the street. but look who's stepping in to help keep them safe. >>> and meals on wheels -- fancy food served from the back of a truck. can gourmet be portable? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, what the white house once called a local issue here in new york has become part of a national dialogue this weekend. after president obama waded into the controversy over the construction of a mosque near the site of ground zero. and today, the president's political opponents made clea
indianapolis. overall, what is the white house message here? >> reporter: it's interesting you should bring this up, alex. we learned the president will give a speech upon returning to washington. he's on here for another week in martha's vineyard. he'll go to new orleans to observe the fifth anniversary of hurricane katrina. then he'll give an address on the iraqi troop withdrawal. it was last week they went over the kuwait border ending the combat mission that officially ends august 31st. it falls on a tuesday. we don't know what day the president is going to be speaking. tuesday is a good guess. he spoke to the american disabled veterans convention in atlanta when he said the war of the combat mission would end as promised and as on schedule. we can expect the president to reinforce that. vice president biden will be in indianapolis tomorrow to speak to the vfw about the end of the combat mission in iraq. a lot of people are quick to point out there are 50,000 american troops left in iraq. they are capable or combat ready. by all accounts the level of violence sunk there somewhat not wit
of them however in virginia. meanwhile, there are reports he may also be a suspect in indianapolis. >>> family and friends are remembering a fairfax teen who was electrocuted. a vigil was held last night. he was killed on tuesday night after being shocked by a high tension power line. he was about to start his senior year at fairfax high school. he was only 17 years old. >>> prince william county schools will not hire new teachers for now. they wanted to hire 180 new workers. they stopped the measure because they hadn't seen the money or approved the proposal. they passed a $249 million spending bill. >>> your time is 11:08. glenn beck is holding a rally at the lincoln memorial. the coming up, why it's draws criticism, protests and questions about his intentions. >>> also coming up, after two negative housing report this is week, we look at the health of the local housing market and our economy. >> sit down! i'm not a dude! >> and baltimore police come down hard on an >>> it has been a dismal economic week. there are more signs the recovery is stalling. new home sales fell to the s
up bing . its football next. . >>> niners open their season today in indianapolis and there were highlights and low lights. manning got his trophy and led indianapolis to so points on 16 plays. this is their very first play from scrimmage. robinson -- mathis recovers. colts back up quarterback was the niners best friend. they intercept him three times. this is smith with a first pick and he has room to roam. 91 yards. the first touchdown of the season. after falling behind 10-0 san francisco runs off the next 34 points. niners new back up quarterback behinds curtis, some like it hot. tony curtis scoring the 80-yard touchdown. 98 yards, rookie running back dixon rushed for 100-yards on 21 carries. scoring a five yard touchdown. made a nice first impression on hissa attempt. . niners win it, 37-17. niners starting run be back gore didn't play. smith completes three of his nine pass attempts. he was intercepted once and led the offense to two first downs. >>> harvick has a new sponsor. budweiser, then he went out and won a race. sprint cup ran the car faction 400 today. nascar start
to die at indianapolis motor speedway, at 13 should he have been behind the wheel and should an adult make that call, this is a very controversial issue, and, all centers around the tragic loss of this little boy and we'll talk about it, coming up. "4 million drivers switched!" gecko water bottle... notebook... chamois... gecko: sir, i feel a little bit uncomfortable with all... you know... with all this. i mean, it's not about me. should be about how geico's the third-largest car insurance company in the nation. things like that. boss: oh, of course! we're not gonna get carried away. gecko: uh...yeah... all right as long as we don't overdo it. vo: geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. so you think your kids are getting enough vegetables? yeah, maybe not. v8 v-fusion juice gives them a full serving of vegetables plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. v8. what's your number? martha: new polls out this morning show republicans have taken an unprecedented lead, this is a gallup -- gallup poll, as we head into election seaso
at the track. a 13-year-old is killed during a motorcycle race at indianapolis speedway. we'll have an exclusive interview with two fans who witnessed the tragic crash. >>> and hollywood's big night. ♪ no place left to hide >> the emmys honor some new faces along with new ones. we're backstage "early" this monday morning, august 30th, we're backstage "early" this monday morning, august 30th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> it is a gorgeous late august morning here in northeast. everyone in new york has left. they're trying to have one last couple of minutes -- >> that last day of summer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm harry smith. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. >> we'll get you the latest from chile and the story of the miners. new video, now new video again from those guys down there and how they are doing and how they are getting by down there as they wait to be rescued. the rescue tunnel shaft is -- they are supposed to start digging it today. so we'll have all the latest on that story in a bit. >>> such an aspiring through and an aspiring story here. a subway motorman here in new y
-up lap at the indianapolis motor speedway, the youngest racer ever killed at that track. he fell after of bike and run over by another racer. he was considered a rising star in the sport. >>> did the rocket lie or misremember? now it's up to a federal court to decide alleging he lied to con grandsons when he said he never used performance enhancing substance ises. if convicted he could face up to 30 years in prison. >>> take a look at the masses that showed up on the lincoln memorial on saturday. beck wanted to focus on faith instead of politics. >> andal sharp thon staged a protest. >> they want to disgrace this date and we not giving them this date. this is our day and we ain't giving it away. >> the president and ceo of the national urban league is with us. do you think that the glen beck rally disgraced the day. >> what happens p? >> are you able to hear me? >> i lost sound. >> we're going take a break and get that re-established. we will be back with more here on msnbc ♪ [ male announcer ] we touch a lot of things throughout the day. so it's nice that clorox disinfecting product
think we have live pictures, he is before the veterans of foreign war convention. he is in indianapolis delivering a speech on iraq and afghanistan on national security policy and we will be monitoring that very closely as well. >> you thought you were covering a vacation but it looks like you are covering tropical storms. >> i can do it all. >> we appreciate it. the final american combat brigades have already left iraq. >> nbc news chief correspondent was able to bring us dramatic live pictures of that pull out as he road along with the final u.s. combat troops leaving that country. richard now back from kuwait. got back within a matter of hours ago. nice to see you. >> the government. the problem is the iraqi government i think the biggest problem is the political system created for iraq. there is not a lot of power consolidated in any one person. it was set up that way by design. it is a multiparty system. european parliamentary democracy that in pure democratic terms is more democratic than the united states but it -- there is not a lot of leadership there. a very weak system and th
in indianapolis, he talked about the future with iraq, now that the last american combat brigade has left the country. >> draws down our troops in iraq does not mean we are disengaging from iraq. in fact, quite the opposite is true. we're in the process in following on president bush's proposal for a long-term relationship. >> mike vick ker aa is travelin with the president. >> reporter: you know how much the president likes to golf, apparently even barack obama doesn't want to get out in this weather, out on the links. but he got out for some golf yesterday, but it was not near the gale that hits martha's vineyard today. once he returns from this ten-day interlude on martha's vineyard with his family, that's sunday, august 29, he will go directly to new orleans where he will observe the fifth anniversary of katrina, tuesday of next week is august 31st, and that is the deadline that president obama set forth as a candidate and as president and for withdrawal. last week when we saw those dramatic pictures of the last of that combat brigade heading over the border out of iraq, the president
when he makes that speech. meanwhile, vice president bizen will address it in indianapolis. alex. >> okay. what's been on tap for the president this vacation thus far? it seems low profile. >> reporter: low profile and out of sight of the press. we saw the president on his first full day here, i believe it was friday. he went to a bookstore where he got an advanced copy of "freedom." he was there with his daughter that is day. the first lady went out for ice cream with malia and sasha. a picnic on the south side of the island on the beach. no pictures, no press, no cameras. very low key. aids said the president is trying to recharge his battery. he's doing so out of sight. this morning, got a little rain here. it's not stopped the president. he's on the golf course. >> that makes a good time for coffee and reading the newspaper inside and watching msnbc. >> reporter: absolutely. >> see you, again, thank you. >>> the mystery of a missing vincent van gogh. poppy flous or vase with flowers was stolen yesterday. then apparently found. now, officials say it's still missing. what's up
indianapolis motor speedway. peter lenz fell off his bike in a warm-up lap and was run over by another motorcycle which was driven by a 12-year-old. >>> well, we've been showing amazing video all week from a rare expedition from the "titanic" far out in the atlantic. hurricane danielle temporarily put it on hold. the plan is to get back to work in a week. nbc's kerry sanders live in newfoundland for us this morning. so the weather got in the way, huh? >> reporter: well, i know. and isn't that ironic? because if you think about it, it was the weather with an iceberg that did in the "titanic" 98 years ago and strange this morning as we had the captain making the decision to get out of there because danielle was going to be following up the gulf stream which is, you know, that warm water off the east coast just like a highway for a hurricane. and going straight to the spot where the "titanic" went down. he said the seas might be upwards of 40 feet. i said, i'm with you. let's get out of here but we had mother nature taking the ". >> tannic" down. we woke up this morning, shrouded in fog j
of the electorate. >> greta: karl, thank you. enjoy indianapolis. >> i will. >> greta: dana perino will talk about the palin effect. and why are some in texas worried about backdoor amnesty? do the feds have a plan you have not heard about? >> for the first time tiger woods' now ex-wife is talking. stay right here. 0 to 60? or 60 to 0? [ tires screech ] the quarter mile, or a quarter century? is performance about the joy of driving? or the importance... of surviving. to us, peormance is not about doing one thing well. it is about doing everything well. because in the end... everything matters. the best or nhing. that is what drives us. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer fo exceptional offers on the c-class. >> greta: it is neck-and-neck nail-biter in alaska still waiting for election results between incumbent lisa murkowski and tea party favorite joe miller endorsed by governor sarah palin. miller holds a razor thin lead but will the palin effect give the underdog a win? dana perino joins us live. i threw the question also at your former colleague karl. i'm curious, the palin effect that is
in august, an engineering firm agreed to pay $52 million to survivors of the indianapolis bridge collapse. 13 people died, 145 more were injured. >>> the new facility overseeing the gulf oil claims takes over the 20 billion fund today, ken fienberg says the funds will be more generous than from any court. he says it makes more sense to settle than to sue. anyone who receives a settlement gives up the right to sue. >>> rectal cancer has grown by nearly 4% a year among the under 40 crowd, but scientists have yet to figure out why. new gift card rules go into effect today, from now on any new gift cards won't expire from the last date of purchase or from the last day money was added to the car. an inactivity charge may be used if the card hasn't been used in at least a year. >>> of course the ongoing finding does have a high cost, five more americans died in just the past two days. the pentagon is spending $100 million each on three air bases. >>> nbc's jim miklaszewski joins me now live from the pentagon. do these expanded air bases signal some sort of long-term state for those in afghanist
in indianapolis. 73 here in new york. 93 in atlanta. 70s from seattle to billings. 93 in albuquerque. 91 in colorado springs. >>> it was a whole lot of leaping and lunging from fido and company. >> families across hungary brought their pooches to budapest to compete in the disk dogging championships. it's also called four-legged frisbee or i guess six-legged if you count the essential human component. >> judges were looking for gymnastic prowess and rapport between the animal and the trainer. one point of the event was simply to throw, jump, and have some good, old-fashioned family fun. >> athletic dogs, look at them go. >> better shape than i am. >> we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] fact. when pain keeps you up, nothing is proven to help you fall asleep faster than advil pm liqui-gels. rushing real liquid relief to ease you to sleep fast. for nighttime pain, make advil pm your #1 choice. >>> welcome back. afghan president hamid karzai is addressing his country's security issues and the war on terrorism. >> he's also confronting afghanistan's future relationship with the taliban.
convention in indianapolis tomorrow and speak about the administration's efforts to strengthen the auto industry at a chrysler plant in toledo. >>> also tomorrow, dr. conrad murray is due back in court. michael jackson's former doctor is facing involuntary manslaughter charges for allegedly giving jackson the anesthetic that killed him. murray denied any wrongdoing. >>> floridians head to the polls on tuesday. the primary election will decide which republican runs for governor and which democrat takes on governor charlie crist and marco rubio for a seat in the senate. >>> a guilty verdict on one of 24 charges in the rod blagojevich trial. but the case against the outspoken former governor is far from over. prosecutors are vowing to retry the case. so where does it go from here? fox news sunday has an exclusive interview with blagojevich. we'll have a preview of it when we return. ceusme since i've br derby for the last three years, i'm more brash, more confident and i love this. can i use my hands? is that alright? i take good care of my body and i do it so i can do this. [ male announ
-year-old motorcycle racer at the indianapolis speedway. his name was peter lentz and died yesterday after wiping up before a warmup lap on a race. he was run over by another rider who was 12 years old. he's the youngest to ever die on that same speedway. >> all right. seven time cy young award winner roger clemens will be arraigned in washington, d.c. that will be at 2:00 eastern today. the six count indictment accuses him of lying to congress when he claims he never used steroids or h.g.h., human growth hormones. if convicted, clemens faces between 15 and 21 months behind bars and he has that civil suit looming if he pleads guilty or cuts a deal. >> he has a few issues. >> the imam behind the proposed mosque near ground zero said election year politics are to blame for the fueling of the islamic center. in an interview with the paper, rauf blames a tiny minority for leading the opposition. rauf compared the struggle of muslims to america to the earlier struggles of jews and cathol catholic immigrants. he made the comments during a taxpayer funded trip to the middle east. >> canadi
.d. norman. there's -- j.d. norman has taken an ad out in the local indianapolis newspaper called "the indianapolis star" and here it is this morning. full page ad pleading with the members of the local 23 to have a vote on this issue. this is 650 jobs that we'd like to keep in indiana as the national union representative knows and indicates in the paper this morning, these individuals were will be being paid at the market wage rate. >> sure. j.d. norman said effectively you can work for us at this particular rate which is $15.50 an hour. mitch, tell us, $15.50 an hour, is that on par? it's half of what the g.m. workers are making right now. is it on par with what other automakers in indiana are making? >> well, we have toyota plants, subaru facility and a honda plant here in indiana and it's above the starting wage rate at those facilities. and at the starting wage rate for what new g.m. workers would be paid when they're hired into the new g.m. in addition to this, the g.m. workers would be allowed to move to other facilities across the -- other g.m. facilities across the country o
23. he joins us from indianapolis. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so the united auto workers came to talk to you guys, the members of the united auto workers on sunday. and essentially, you guys ran them out of the meeting and you won't even vote on this thing. why not? >> well, back in may, we had a union meeting and i know i voted that we didn't want the international to negotiate a contract with j.d. norman with us by the minutes of our next union meeting and there was even more that agreed with that. >> ok. >> and international still wins anyways and negotiated a contract with them. >> for folks who are not familiar with your situation and the situation of 600 united auto workers out there in indianapolis, is g.m. is going to close a plant, a company called j.d. norman would like to buy it and take it over but you guys have got to take these wage cuts. now, let's take a look. right now, the starting wage at where you work is $29 an hour. what they're saying is we want you to take 1550, the new company does and in fact, tim, that's what the g.m. organization is o
in indianapolis for its 111th national convention. vice president biden is expected to discuss the withdrawal of u.s. forces in iraq. he'll also address the obama administration's commitment to serving veterans. >>> a project leader who wants to put a mosque near ground zero says he would consider another site. the debate brought out hundreds to the proposed location in new york yesterday. supporters say the project emphasizes religious freedom, and organizers should not have to consider another location. others say the mosque would be too close to ground zero. they also argue it would be insensitive to families of 9/11 victims. >> we are concerned that he may be putting a symbol of triumph, a symbol of having vanquished america in the 9/11 attacks, and a symbol of power right here at ground zero. we don't want it. >> it's about humanity. it's about live and let live. >> the proposed project would include an islamic center and a mosque as well as a memorial to the 9/11 victims. a "time" magazine poll shows more than 60% of americans oppose the idea. >>> today more concerns about a company linked t
that speech. meanwhile, vice president biden appears tomorrow in indianapolis to speaks to the vfw. also on iraq. and also this morning, alex, 50,000 troops still left in iraq. u.s. troops. they are not going to be called combat troops but they are combat ready. today the leader of american forces there, lieutenant general ray odierno, says he cannot see a scenario in which they engaged in combat unless he says, quote, a complete failure on the part of the iraqi forces there to force u.s. troops to become involved once again. >> how is the weather holding for the president? wasn't he out playing golf earlier? >> yeah. we understand that he's still playing golf. it's windy. we've had a little off and on rain. not a deluge yet. we expect to see that weather you're experiencing on the east coast and in new york to creep up this way. the president, he's something of a die hard when it comes to golf. this is his second round since getting here on thursday afternoon. >> hope he has a good game. thanks so much, mike viqueira. >>> this morning iran's president is calling it the ambassador of de
annual convention in indianapolis. >> i'm proud to say that as of september 1st, the mission of the united states forces in iraq will move from combat to advise, assist, train and equip the iraqi military forces, to conduct, partner counter terrorism operations. and to provide security for our military and civilian personnel and the infrastructure in iraq. >> shepard: the vice president predicts iraq will soon mark another crucial milestone. but some analysts say that may be overly optimistic, major garrett our senior white house correspondent on martha's vineyard tonight where the first family is vacationing. major, the vice president said he was absolutely confident iraq would form a unity government but not everybody is so convinced. >> good evening, shepard. welcome to a rainy and somewhat wind-swept martha's vineyard. the vice president is not only the president's point man in iraq, he has been there 13 times. he knows all the key players. and his opinions on what may likely happen in iraq must be respected and given considerable weight as they are in the white house. he
figuratively that mission accomplished sign and joe biden just finishing up his speech in indianapolis giving that typical joe biden regular guy from scranton, pennsylvania, style talking to veterans of foreign wars talking about the political situation in iraq. he heard them talk about the remaining u.s. troops. they have had difficulty there. somewhat of a situation this disarray as far as iraqi politics and ability to form a coalition government is concerned. he says they're heading down the right path. he says the dutch have taken longer to form a government. it's difficult in iraq. had they never had a situation like this before. and about those 50,000 troops finally the commander of american forces on the air yesterday saying technically u.s. troops could remain past the 2012 deadline when all u.s. troops are supposed to be out but as far as 50,000 that remain after the combat troops have come out, only a complete failure by iraqi security forces would force u.s. troops to go back into that combat role. >> mike, good to see you. thank you. so my big question today on the deadline, why e
for monday. you will be dropping down 16 degrees in kansas city. 12 in indianapolis. 8 in cincinnati. 6 in little rock. look at that. 10 degrees cooler than you were in oklahoma city. it is going to help a lot. we have heat today across parts of the west. feeling like the triple digits for you in seattle and portland. and we are also watching the tropics. believe it or no. remember tv number 5? >> i do. >> trying to make a comeback. diving southward towards the gulf of mexico. i will have more details on this coming up in a half hour. >> that's a huge concern considering they are trying to kill this -- >> relief well operations. it could be impacting that. >> jacqui, we will check back in with you in a second. let's check the top stories. a massachusetts man in prison for alleged attacks tied to the popular website craigslist. he was found dead in his prison cell. police believe that he committed suicide. philip markoff is charged with shooting a woman healingly met on craigslist. >>> u.s. marshals are focusing on canada if the search for a fugitive inmate from arizona. john mccluskey w
. a 13-year-old motorcycle racer killed in a crash at the indianapolis motor speedway. his name was peter lengths. here is a picture. he reportedly fell off his bike during a warm-up lap for a race yesterday. another motorcycle racer hit him. we have video of peter on his bike from his web site. he is the youngest rider ever killed at the speedway. a spokesman for the united states grand prix racer's association says the teens who race know what they are doing. >> we have been racing at almost every single track in the country. big tracks, small tracks. you name it these kids have proven time and time again that their skills, their training, their background and everything have proven that these guys are more than ready for a track like this. >> shepard: well, the union reports it will review its safety rules but will not conduct a formal investigation into the death of 13-year-old peter lentz she claims the purse was not hers. the arrest report says it was. she is paris hilton and back with johnny law. talk about trouble, the entire east coast keeping an eye on hurricane you recall. -- e
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. flight delays into chicago, pretty nasty weather there. heading into indianapolis. flight delays in the midwest. back to the west coast, high pressure building back towards central california today. and for inland spots, that means we will see a brief one-day warm-up. 50s this morning with misty skies. lunch time we clear out. warming up quickly inland. out to the san ramon valley, mid to upper 80s, close to 90 for livermore. same story for los gatos and morgan hill, warming up to summer-like levels. the sea breeze picks up and we cool down inland, we warm up moving into the upcoming weekend. >>> the a's are back home at the coliseum tonight for their second game in the series with the royals. it starts after 7:00. the "money ball" movie crew are still there. they were there last night getting some game action film. plenty of offense for the cameras to take out. davis hitting a two-run home run in the fifth inning, and trevor cahill picked up a complete game shutout. the a's win that 6-0. >>> giants are back in action tonight against the rockies in colorado coming off a sweep of
on the republican live from indianapolis. you are on the air. caller: yes, this is bill. from indianapolis. i called you the other day about this young man talking to you on the phone. he calls in all the time. he is a republican, he is a democrat, he is an independent, he is from 15 different towns up he is from 15 different towns up in michigan, he tells you different -- 15 different names. he sounds like a very intelligent man but how can you believe anything he says when he calls with 15 different names, 15 different cities in michigan and he calls all the time and you guys just let them, let him, let him. host: bill, i know it is a -- not a perfect system. we are working on it and have tried to identify the caller. obviously he puts a lot of effort in getting past the system that we set up to catch people who call in before 30 days. we need to allow 30 days between the phone calls. i am going to go to paul, independent line, orlando, florida. caller: good morning, greta. i love c-span. i am a c-span junkie. but i am calling -- bill is spot on. i hear people calling this thing i have been trying
? >> i like new orleans and indianapolis in terms of experience and talent. i know how hard it is to repeat. i pick the colts to get back. surprise. >> of course you are! >> but i think that super bowl defending champ is tough to get back. i like dallas in the nfc and put talent together. they have a chemistry that's coming on a little bit better. i think with what else is happening in thenfc east, the giants, philadelphia with the new quarterback now, washington with a new coach, i think dallas might have the easiest road to win the division. >> there's buzz about the new york jets in this town. people like them around the top of the league. >> i'm hearing about the jets. i still -- i guess i have to be shown that. because to me, they were a team that won nine games. they're on the rise but i can't put them up with indianapolis yet. >> owens and ochocinco going to work out? >> i don't see how that works out. that's two real distinct personalities and want the ball and cincinnati was a running game last year and thinking that they'll be happy i'm surprised. >> could coach du
that. host: we will go to bill on the republican line in indianapolis. caller: yes. this is bill from indianapolis. your first caller that called in this morning -- yes, your first caller, he calls in just about every day. his name is hank one day, independent, jeff, next that, he is a democrat, one day he is a republican. he calls and, that obama, he is such a great man, such a great president. and you guys let him go on and on and on every day. build a commentator is the only one who will call people down from calling in every day. and you guys have a 30-day -- host: i apologize. i did not recognize his voice this morning. i am getting a note from the producer saying it has been handled. but if that is the case, you are right. we do ask people to wait 30 days. my apologize -- my apologies for not recognizes -- recognizing his voice. with selected, and on the issue? caller: if no, i just got upset. but i watch every morning and i enjoy the program and meet you said around and let the same guy call. host: hawaii, go ahead. caller: i believe the first caller the guy just criticized, wh
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